WHAT COMES OUT UNDER STRESS

WHAT COMES OUT UNDER STRESS

They answered him, “You were born in utter sin, and would you teach us?”  And they cast him out.  John 9:34

Did the Pharisees really know the implications of what they were saying?  I doubt it.  They were simply indignant that an unlearned beggar was challenging them about the most controversial subject of the day.  Jesus.  In their arrogant rage, words tumbled out.  And lest I doubt that Satan uses the mouths of even religious people, their comment goes far to prove it.  When people are threatened, if their roots aren’t deep in the Word, statements that directly violate the kingdom abound. Continue reading “WHAT COMES OUT UNDER STRESS”

WHAT MAKES AN ELOQUENT TESTIMONY

 

WHAT MAKES AN ELOQUENT TESTIMONY?

 

He (the blind man) answered, “One thing I do know, that though I was blind, now I see.”  John 9:25

 

    Classes that equip the believer to become an eloquent spokesman for the Gospel are great on the one hand, but misleading in another.  The unschooled feel disqualified from sharing their faith because they don’t have a seminary degree.  The new Christian also can feel unequipped because his grasp of scripture is weak.  I contend that a powerful testimony is someone who tells the story of how Jesus changed their life.  They may or may not use scripture.  They may or may not be educated.  But who can refute the proof of a changed life!   Continue reading “WHAT MAKES AN ELOQUENT TESTIMONY”